Job Vacancy: Secretary General

Foreword from Chairman of the CTO Council

I would like to thank you for your interest in the above position which is both challenging and immensely rewarding. It offers a diversity of involvement unmatched by many others at a similar level. Policy, regulatory, commercial, development, technical, financial and administrative inputs are all required to provide the assistance needed by governments, businesses and users in developing countries communication sectors at a time of great change and interest.

The CTO is the largest Commonwealth sectoral body outside the Commonwealth Secretariat and has existed in one form or another for over 110 years. This, in itself, is a demonstration of its ability to respond and adapt to such changes. As part of this ongoing process the CTO has recently revised its Constitution to position itself at the forefront of promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in driving social and economic development of countries both within, and beyond, the Commonwealth. A key part of the Secretary-General’s role will be securing the funding necessary for the CTO’s programmes of activities within the wider field of ICTs from development agencies and the private sector.

The membership comprises of all Commonwealth governments and, as ICT Sector Members, Development Partners (including governments, international development and communication agencies, academic institutions and other organisations) and Industry Partners (drawn from business and the private sector). The Secretary-General will also have responsibility for developing the membership and for ensuring that the role played by the CTO is in the best interest of all its members.

The position of Secretary-General has been pivotal in leading the organisation with the contributions of some exceptional individuals from the CTO. It is just such an individual that we now seek – someone with the intellect, drive, skills and experience to take the CTO to even greater heights. As such, I can assure you that your application will be given careful consideration and would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all the very best.

Yours sincerely

Dr Eugene Juwah
Chairman, CTO Council